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May 5, 2016

The breakthrough week for 19-year old qualifier Louisa Chirico continued on Thursday, as the Harrison, N.Y. native hit her way into the Mutua Madrid Open semifinals with a 7-6(1), 6-2 triumph over Daria Gavrilova.

May 5, 2016

The defending champions of the San Marco Tournament, Trinity, made its way back into the tournament’s final earlier this week by defeating Horace Greeley 4-2 on Greeley’s home courts.

May 4, 2016

Louisa Chirico, a former star in the USTA Eastern section, made her way into the Mutua Madrid Open quarterfinals on Wednesday without having to take the court as her opponent, Victoria Azarenka, pulled out of the tournament with a back injury.

May 3, 2016

The Judges of Benjamin Cardozo High School kept pace atop the Queens A standings on Monday afternoon, beating Forest Hills 4-1 to improve to 7-1 on the season.

May 3, 2016

The tennis community lost one of its best people recently, as Sol Schwartz passed away at the age of 46. Schwartz was a manager and buyer at Holabird Sports, and dedicated his time and efforts to the sport of tennis, pushing his initiative #SaveCollegeTennis, while also helping the Long Island community following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

May 2, 2016

The St. John’s men’s tennis team captured its third straight Big East Championship on Sunday, defeating Marquette 4-0 to earn the fifth conference title in the program’s history.

 

May 2, 2016

Taylor Townsend took a commanding lead in the women’s USTA Pro Circuit Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge Standings at the end of Week 2 by winning the $50,000 Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend, putting her in a strong position to earn a main-draw wild card into the 2016 French Open. 

April 29, 2016

The Mutua Madrid Open got some good news earlier this week and then received some bad news, as three-time champion Roger Federer announced he will be play in the tournament, but on the women’s side of the draw, two-time champion Serena Williams will miss the tournament.

April 29, 2016

The St. John’s women’s tennis team reached the Big East Tournament semifinals on Friday afternoon, moving past Seton Hall 4-0 in a quarterfinal match up at the Caye Tennis Center in Cayce, South Carolina.

April 28, 2016

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) confirmed on Wednesday that there will be increased drug testing for players at this year’s Wimbledon, according to Reuters.

April 27, 2016

Bjorn Fratangelo, 22, of Pittsburgh, will make his French Open main-draw debut after earning a main-draw wild card into the French Open by winning the 2016 USTA Pro Circuit Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. 

April 27, 2016

CityParks Foundation has partnered with a number of facilities in New York City to offer a program called Play Today!, which will help provide dedicated juniors from New York City more opportunities to play and practice together at an affordable price.

April 26, 2016

Breakthrough New York raised nearly $780,000 at its Fourth Annual Gala in mid-April, as it honored three inspiring leaders: Grand Slam Winner and ESPN Analyst Chris Evert, Credit Suisse Managing Director Maria Chiodi, and Edgehill Endowment Partners Co-Founder and Managing Partner D. Ellen Shuman.

April 26, 2016

There are ways to improve your doubles play as a team, as you and your partner should always be on the same page. In this article, I will discuss the server’s partner while playing the net. Strong communication between partners is a must. In between points, talk to each other about the placement of serve and some basic strategy for the next point.

April 26, 2016

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has had enough of the allegations of doping and performance enhancing drug use thrown his way, filing a lawsuit against a former French minister on Monday.

April 25, 2016

Rafael Nadal continued his torrid clay season on Sunday afternoon, downing two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win his ninth career Barcelona Open title.

April 25, 2016

Some of the finance industry’s biggest names came together to compete in a different venue on Saturday, April 16, competing in the sixth annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn.

April 22, 2016

A few years ago, I attended a seminar where Patrick McEnroe, director of USTA Player Development at the time, spoke about the future of tennis in the United States. He spoke of the demise of tennis as a youth sport and asked why there wasn’t something like Little League in our sport. 

April 22, 2016

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA) and USTA Eastern Metro Region. 

April 21, 2016

I have been working full-time at an academic institution. In my fifth year, academia has done something that I could never envision when I took on a full-time role as head tennis coach at SUNY Oneonta. I am exposed to great thinkers, doctors and professors from many fields on a daily basis.

April 21, 2016

It recently hit me that I have been teaching tennis for more than 20 years. I have now taught tennis for more years than I have played the sport competitively, and I had a relatively long career. I am a totally different coach than I was 20 years ago.

April 20, 2016

The USTA Eastern Metro Region was happy to support the Delete Blood Cancer Second Annual “Game, Set, Match for Life” tennis event at Sportime Randall's Island in February.

April 20, 2016

According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), half of all tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow. Thirty-four of the top 40 ATP and WTA men and women have been sidelined recently from shoulder, wrist and elbow injury or surgery (TennisInsights.com/Injuries).

April 19, 2016

From his years on the ATP Tour winning 17 Grand Slam titles, spending 170 weeks as world number one and challenging the status quo, to his current roles as commentator, elder statesman and founder and leader of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), John McEnroe’s impact on the sport of tennis has been profound and ongoing, more than 30 years after his retirement from the sport.